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Old May 3rd, 2004, 01:29 PM   #1
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Inexpensive DAT replacement?

http://www.core-sound.com/HighResRecorderNews.html#NEWS

The information they post suggests this is nice. Douglass?
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Old May 3rd, 2004, 02:03 PM   #2
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Whoa... very cool, but a bit overwhelming to fully take in, if one isn't already an audio wiz. How would a setup like this compare with using the Marantz PMD (as the post says, as a field DAT replacement) in terms of: a) ease of use; b) reliability (I've had compact flash cards fail); and c) the audio quality?
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Old May 4th, 2004, 10:44 PM   #3
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i actually have the mic2496, only i use it with an iRiver IHP-120. advantage of the iriver over ipod is... it has an optical input. the mic2496 has an optical output.

ihp-120 records 16 bit 48khz or 44.1 khz.

the sound is very very clean and stays sync with video
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This is a newly developing recording platform. Currently, Core-Sound's hardware has only digital inputs. I know of one company (PocketRec.com) working on a software /hardware solution (part of which is from Core-Sound) that will take both stereo analog and digital inputs. The software will feature a full set of recording and editing tools. However, I would not consider it to be "inexpensive".

It will be available from ATSComms.com
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Old May 5th, 2004, 10:37 PM   #5
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Core-Sound appears to have analog input available.

$1,000 compared to a good dat is inexpensive I think.
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Old May 5th, 2004, 11:47 PM   #6
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Corrected. With the Mic2496, it does have analog mic level inputs. I beleive that PocketRec is developing another A/D device as well with mic pre's and /or line level inputs.

According to Core's estimates, the hardware (assuming you find the PDA for only $150.00 - New would be closer to $500.00) will range from $800.00 to $1200.00. The various software packages range from under $50.00 to around $700.00

Not "inexpensive", yet no more expensive than a standard professinal MD, HDD, or CF recorder. Professional DAT recorders are now history.
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Old May 6th, 2004, 02:10 PM   #7
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<<i actually have the mic2496, only i use it with an iRiver IHP-120. advantage of the iriver over ipod is... it has an optical input. the mic2496 has an optical output.

ihp-120 records 16 bit 48khz or 44.1 khz.

the sound is very very clean and stays sync with video

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Josef, where can you get the best price on the mic2496 and the toslink to miniplug optical cable. I have a ihp-120 also. (they now call it the h120).

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1K compared to a good DAT is quite expensive. Core has some really cool stuff happening, i looked at it at CES, but it wasn't fully ready for launch then. PD Audio CF looks awesome. Then again, HiMD is looking pretty promising too.
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Old May 7th, 2004, 07:05 PM   #9
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<<<-- Originally posted by Douglas Spotted Eagle : 1K compared to a good DAT is quite expensive. snip -->>>

But Douglass. Most DATs won't handle GPS, games, and email!
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